iety early in the war, to work for the sick and wounded in hospitals.
At the end of the war they had an unexpended balance in their treasury, which was given in aid of erecting a beautiful marble monument to the men of Wellfleet who had died in defence of their country in the military and naval service.
Incorporated Sept. 3, 1639.
Population in 1860, 2,752; in 1865, 2,465.
Valuation in 1860, $1,162,120; in 1865, $1,440,641.
The selectmen in 1861 were Elisha Taylor, Thatcher Taylor, Zadock Crowell; in 1862 and 1863, the same; in 1864, Zadock Crowell, Elisha Taylor, Samuel Matthews; 1865, Samuel Matthews, Braddock Matthews, Zadock Crowell.
The town-clerk and town-treasurer from 1844, and all through the Rebellion to the present time, was William P. Davis.
1861. The first legal town-meeting, to consider matters relating to the Rebellion, was held on the 2d of May; at which the following resolutions were presented by Charles F. Swift, and unanimously adopted:—